Report: Sunderland agree fee with Brighton & Hove Albion for Liam Bridcutt

Brighton's Liam Bridcutt in action against Newport County during their League Cup first round match on August 6, 2013
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Sunderland reportedly agree a £2.5m deal to sign Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Liam Bridcutt.

Sunderland have reportedly agreed a fee with Brighton & Hove Albion for midfielder Liam Bridcutt.

The Championship side have accepted an offer from the Black Cats of £2.5m, according to Sky Sports News.

Should the deal go through, Bridcutt will be reunited with Sunderland boss Gus Poyet, who managed him at Brighton.

The 24-year-old has handed in a transfer request earlier this month, although it was rejected.

The Scotland international joined the Seagulls from Stockport County in 2010.

Brighton's Liam Bridcutt and Leicester's David Nugent in action during their Championship match on December 7, 2013
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